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1 Million Cups: Iowa Arts Media
July 27, 2022 from 8:45 am to 10:00 amFree
Our guest this week, Iowa Arts Media, is a nonprofit concept in development. Cedar Rapids and Eastern Iowa are recognized as the root of the Midwestern Regionalist Movement, but how have we retained our artistic heritage? It’s time to revive Iowa as a destination for art.
Recognition of a community as a creative center requires more than recognition for an organization, an individual or a neighborhood. It requires a rich, repeatable type of storytelling backed by a full marketing toolset: branding, web design, copywriting, social media, newsletters, galleries, schools, event spaces and more. The goal is to source a board of directors around the concept, secure funding and get this unique type of cross organizational storytelling off the ground.
- 8:45-9:00 – Coffee & Conversation
- 9:00-9:45 – Official Program
- 9:45-10:00 – Q&A
About 1 Million Cups Cedar Rapids
The Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups (1MC) on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. We welcome early-stage businesses and established companies facing interesting challenges to present their companies. Typically, one or several representatives present before a panel of experts. They seek advice and then engage the audience in a question-and-answer session to encourage collaborative and honest conversations. We also feature expert speakers, founder fireside interviews, and explorations of business failures and the lessons learned!
The Cedar Rapids chapter is the sixth in the U.S., and events take place almost every Wednesday. Every event is free, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!
Join us Wednesdays @ 8:45 a.m. at The Olympic Theater South Side (1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401)! Each event features a presentation or conversation with a new founder, entrepreneur, business leader, subject matter expert, or creative. Find a list of upcoming events and presenters on our Calendar.
We update events as new information is available, so check the calendar often!